MRAA & NMMA COVID-19 Retail Reopening Guidelines

LAST UPDATED:  Tuesday June 30, 2:00PM ET
 
As states continue to reopen their economies post the COVID-19 pandemic, MRAA and NMMA are working together to help our members nationwide identify and assess the retail status in each state.
                                                                       
The following resource is intended as a snapshot to help navigate this rapidly-changing environment. Please consult with regulators within the appropriate jurisdiction and your own stakeholders including legal counsel before making a determination on how to best proceed with your company’s operations.
 
Below you will the NMMA contact for each state. If you would like to reach out to MRAA, please contact Adam Fortier-Brown at adam@mraa.com.
 
Alabama
Marine Retail Operations:  On May 21, 2020, Governor Ivey amended the Alabama Safer at Home Order to be applied statewide. The order which includes an expanded list of items to reopen will expire on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
 
All retail stores shall comply with the following rules:
 
·      Emergency maximum occupancy rate. Occupancy shall be limited to no more than 50 percent of the normal occupancy load as determined by the fire marshal. This “emergency maximum occupancy rate” shall be posted in a conspicuous place, and enough staff shall be posted at the store entrances and exits to enforce this requirement.
·      Social distancing. An employee of the retail store may not knowingly allow customers or patrons to congregate within six feet of a person from another household.
·      Sanitation. The retail store shall take reasonable steps to comply with guidelines on sanitation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alabama Department of Public Health.
For more information, click here.
 
Contact: Lee Gatts (lgatts@nmma.org)
 
Alaska
Marine Retail Operations:  Alaska marine dealers and other retail businesses are fully open without occupancy restrictions. Retail guidance can be found here.
 
Contact: David Dickerson (ddickerson@nmma.org)
 
Arizona
Marine Retail Operations: Retailers may open but must limit capacity to an amount that allows for six feet social distancing and follow the health and safety guidelines found here. Governor Ducey has paused the reopening process and has ordered the states bars, gyms, movie theaters and water parks to shut down for at least 30 days amid thousands of new coronavirus cases in the state, this does not affect retail operations.
 
Contact: David Dickerson (ddickerson@nmma.org)
 
Arkansas
Marine Retail Operations: Retailers are allowed to reopen as long as they limit person-to-person contact and maintain appropriate social distancing of at least six feet to prevent the spread of the virus, full retail guidelines can be found here, general phase 2 guidance for businesses can be found here.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
California
Marine Retail Operations: Marine retail operations are open under guidelines set by county, with state requirements found here.
 
Contact: David Dickerson (ddickerson@nmma.org)
 
Colorado
Marine Retail Operations: Retail operations opened on May 1 with restrictions including 50% capacity. Read full retail guidelines here.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
Connecticut
Marine Retail Operations: Essential retail was allowed to remain open throughout the pandemic. Connecticut entered Phase 2 of their reopening plan on June 17th. Retail businesses are allowed to open at 50%, full retail phase 2 guidance can be found here. Business must self-certify and commit to comply with the Sector Rules established to keep their employees and customers safe. Please self-certify here.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
Delaware
Marine Retail Operations: Retail locations can operate at 60% capacity as long as the business complies with the state’s social distancing and preparedness guidance. This includes installing physical barriers such as sneeze guards, and marking out six-foot spacing for check-out lines to ensure social distancing. Remote sales, and marine repair was previously permitted. Current business guidance can be found here.
 
Delaware originally intended to enter Phase 3 on June 29, but is now delaying the start of the next phase of reopening with a date yet to be determined. 
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
Florida
Marine Retail OperationsAs of June 19, Governor DeSantis has halted Florida’s phased reopening strategy, however it does not affect retail businesses. All retail businesses are open statewide and may operate at full capacity under Phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan, which requires social distancing protocols. Read Executive Order 20-139 for more information. All employers should implement and update as necessary a plan that:
·       is specific to your workplace,
·       identifies all areas and job tasks with potential exposures to COVID-19, and
·       includes control measures to eliminate or reduce such exposures.
 
Local Ordinance (Broward County):
Capacity Requirements
·      Limit the number of customers inside a store at a given time, excluding employees and representatives of third-party delivery companies, to a maximum of 50% of the store’s maximum occupancy. To the extent any such establishment is subject to any other capacity or operational limitation by any state or local government authority, the establishment must comply with the more stringent or restrictive limitation. Retail establishments that were permitted to operate as essential services or essential businesses under the Governor’s Executive Order 20-91 are not subject to the fifty percent (50%) maximum occupancy limitation stated in this section.
·      Food courts, restaurants, and other food establishments in shopping malls shall reconfigure to limit seating to at least 6 feet between separate groups (at the closest point) to allow for proper social distancing. Food courts, restaurants, and other food establishments in shopping malls must also comply with the requirements in Attachment 2.
3. Social distancing requirements do not apply to members of the same household.
 
Operations Requirements
·      Consider dedicated shopping hours or appointment times for the elderly, medically vulnerable, and health care workers.
·      Social distancing reminders to customers are required, including but not limited to social distancing “reminder” signs, personal stickers, floor decals, and audio or audible announcements. Signs shall be conspicuously posted.
·       Establish one-way aisles and traffic patterns for social distancing.
·      Encourage curbside, online, or call-in pickup and delivery service options to minimize contact and maintain social distancing.
Sanitation and Safety Requirements
·      Prohibit or limit the use of changing rooms while ensuring proper sanitation and compliance with social distancing protocols.
·      Establish procedures for safe exchange and returns of goods and materials.
·      Do not allow self-serve products (e.g., “testers”); consider limiting customer contact with retail products before purchase.
·      When possible and appropriate, use plastic shields or barriers between customers and clerks at service counters and clean them (the shields and service counters) frequently.
·      Prohibit the use of reusable bags (reusable bags may carry COVID-19).
Contact: David Dickerson (ddickerson@nmma.org)
 
Georgia
Marine Retail Operations: All retail businesses shall implement the following additional measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as practicable.
 
Such measures shall include:
1. Limiting the number of patrons inside the store to 50% of fire capacity occupancy of the entire store or eight (8) patrons per 1,000 square feet;
2. Encouraging patrons to use hand sanitizer upon entering;
3. Encouraging non-cash payments when possible;
4. Sanitizing entrance and exit doors at least three times per day;
5. Encouraging Workers to report any safety and health concerns to the employer; and
6. Installing protective screens or other mitigation measures where Worker-patron interactions are likely.
 
Click here to view a complete list of retail guidelines.
 
Contact: Lee Gatts (lgatts@nmma.org)
 
Hawaii
Marine Retail Operations: Hawaii is currently in phase 2 “Act with Care” of their reopen strategy. Click here to view the current phase guidelines. In phase 2, retailers are allowed to be open for business with the following social distancing protocols and reduced occupancy:
 
Social Distancing – Employees (Phase 2)
Ensure employees stay 6 feet apart whenever practical. Adjust seating in break rooms, cafeterias, and other common areas to reflect social distancing practices. Prohibit gatherings or meetings of employees of 10 or more during working hours, permit employees to take breaks and lunch outside, in their office or personal workspace, or in such other areas where proper social distancing is attainable. Restrict interaction between employees and outside visitors or truck drivers; implement touchless receiving practices if possible. Adjust training/onboarding practices to limit number of people involved and allow for 6 foot spacing; use virtual/video/audio training when possible. Discourage employees from using colleagues’ phones, desks, workstations, radios, handhelds/wearables, or other work tools and equipment.  Prohibit handshaking and other unnecessary person to person contact in the workplace.
Special Protocols for Home Delivery/Installation Employees. Wear protective face coverings and gloves during in-home delivery and/or installation services. Ensure proper social distancing between employee and customer. Clean and disinfect any surfaces which will be regularly contacted throughout the duration of any installation. When delivery/installation is complete, clean and disinfect all surfaces which were contacted throughout installation. Clean and disinfect any tools or supplies used throughout delivery/installation upon leaving the home.
 
Social Distancing – Customers (Phase 2)
To support smaller retail businesses, who may lack staff necessary to closely monitor customer flow, it is recommended to reduce store occupancy to no more than 50%, and no less than 20%, of the stated maximum store capacity according to the National Fire Code. Alternatively, thresholds of no more than 5 customers per 1,000 square feet of total store square footage excluding employees, may also be appropriate. Place conspicuous signage at entrances and throughout the store alerting staff and customers to the required occupancy limits, six feet of physical distance, and policy on face covering. Establish hours of operation, wherever possible, that permit access solely to high-risk individuals, as defined by the CDC. Demarcate six feet of spacing in check-out lines to demonstrate appropriate spacing for social distancing. Ensure six feet of distance between customers and cashiers and baggers, except at the moment of payment and/or exchange of goods. Arrange for contactless pay options, pickup, and/or delivery of goods wherever practical.
 
For more information, click here and here.
 
Contact: Lee Gatts (lgatts@nmma.org)
 
Idaho
Marine Retail Operations: Marine retailers may open at 100% of capacity if they implement social distancing protocols found here. They include: Identify how the business will provide adequate sanitation and personal hygiene for employees, vendors and patrons. Identify how the business will provide services limiting close interactions with patrons such as, but not limited to:
·       Online, digital or telephonic ordering
·       Curbside pickup
·       Delivery
·       Establishing hours of operations for vulnerable populations
·       Limiting numbers of patrons in the business at a time
·       Directing the flow of traffic in the business
·       Use of signage and barrier protection to limit movement and maintain distancing
Identify strategies for addressing ill employees, which should include requiring COVID-19 positive employees to stay at home while contagious and may include restricting employees who were directly exposed to the COVID-19 positive employee, as well as the closure of the facility until it can be properly disinfected.
 
On a case-by-case basis, include other practices such as screening of employees for illness and exposures upon work entry, requiring non-cash transactions, etc.
 
Contact: David Dickerson (ddickerson@nmma.org)
 
Illinois
Marine Retail Operations: On Friday, June 26, Illinois and Chicago moved into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, which continues to allow for retail to be open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance. Retail operations can operate at maximum of 50% store capacity OR 5 customers allowed per 1000 square feet of retail space (see DCEO guidance here).
 
Additionally, the retailer should design a plan to allow for social distancing. Read retail business guidelines here.
 
Contact: Jill Sims (jsims@nmma.org)
 
Indiana
Marine Retail Operations: Indiana is in Stage 4 of the Back on Track Indiana reopening plan, which allows for retail stores to be open at full capacity (100%) with social distancing guidelines in place and face coverings are recommended. Read more about Stage 4 here. Read full retail suggested guidelines here.
 
Contact: Jill Sims (jsims@nmma.org)
 
Iowa
Marine Retail Operations:  Retail locations can operate at 100% capacity with social distancing, hygiene, and public health measures. This includes supplying adequate hand sanitizing stations, and marking out six-foot increments for check-out lines. Additional retail guidance can be found here.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
Kansas
Marine Retail Operations: The state is in Phase 3 of its reopening plan. Retail specific guidance can be found here. All businesses can safely open and should:
·       Maintain at least six feet of distance between consumers (individuals or groups).
·       Follow fundamental cleaning and public health practices as designated by KDHE. Businesses should follow industry specific guidelines as outlined on covid.ks.gov. Following additional best practices guidance from each business sector are strongly encouraged.
·       Avoid any instances in which groups of more than 45 individuals are in one location and are unable to maintain 6 feet of distance with only infrequent or incidental moments of closer proximity. This does not limit the total occupancy of a business, but requires that businesses limit mass gatherings in areas and instances in which physical distancing cannot be maintained such as in tables, entrances, lobbies, break rooms, checkout areas, etc.
Contact: David Dickerson (ddickerson@nmma.org)
 
Kentucky
Marine Retail Operations: Retail businesses should provide services and conduct business via phone or Internet to the greatest extent practicable. Any retail employees who are currently able to perform their job duties via telework (e.g., accounting staff) should continue to telework.
 
Retail businesses must limit the number of customers present in any given retail business
to 33% of the maximum permitted occupancy of the facility, assuming all individuals in
the store are able to maintain six (6) feet of space between each other with that level of
occupancy. If individuals are not able to maintain six (6) feet of space between each other
at 33% of capacity, the retail business must limit the number of individuals in the store to
the greatest number that permits proper social distancing.
 
If a retail business has more customers wishing to enter their business than is possible
under the current social distancing requirements of six (6) feet between all individuals,
the business should establish a system for limiting entry and tracking occupancy numbers.
Once a retail business has reached its capacity, it should permit a new customer inside
only after a previous customer has left the premises on a one-to-one basis. Retail
businesses experiencing lines or waits outside their doors should establish a safe means
for customers to await entry, such as asking customers to remain in their car and notifying
them via phone when they are able to enter the store or marking off spots six (6) feet
apart where customers can safely stand without congregating.
 
Retail businesses should ensure employees wear face masks for any interactions between
co-workers or while in common travel areas of the business (e.g., aisles, hallways, loading
docks, breakrooms, bathrooms, entries and exits). Retail employees are not required to
wear face masks while alone in personal offices or if doing so would pose a serious threat
to their health or safety.
 
Click here for the complete list of retail guidelines. Additionally, guidance has been released allowing gatherings of 50 people or less beginning on June 29, read more here.
 
Contact: Lee Gatts (lgatts@nmma.org)
 
Louisiana
Marine Retail Operations: On June 5, Louisiana moved into Phase Two of the Roadmap to a Resilient Louisiana, which allows non-essential retail to open under strict occupancy, protection and social distancing guidelines. Non-essential businesses and retailers (sometimes called “gray area” businesses) may remain open at 50 percent of their occupancy. Full guidance can be found here. Louisiana has paused their reopening movement and will remain in Phase Two until further notice.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
Maine
Marine Retail Operations: Retail locations are allowed to operate as long as the business implements adequate social distancing and hygiene standards set forth by the state. This includes requiring customers and employees to wear face coverings, good hygiene, and frequent handwashing. Businesses are limited to 5 customers per 1,000 square feet. A full retail checklist can be found here.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
Maryland
Marine Retail Operations: Subject to applicable Local Orders, retail businesses, organizations, establishments, and facilities in the State of Maryland that principally sell goods (“Retail Establishments”) may open to the general public, provided, however, that the total number of persons permitted in a Retail Establishment at any one time shall not exceed 50% of that Retail Establishment’s Maximum Occupancy. Additional guidelines for retail operations can be found here. County specific information can be found here.
 
Contact: David Dickerson (ddickerson@nmma.org)
 
Massachusetts
Marine Retail Operations: Massachusetts entered phase two of their Reopen Plan on June 8. Retail is allowed to have patrons with restrictions, including a max of 8 persons (including store staff per 1,000 square feet of accessible indoor space or 40% of the retail store’s maximum permitted occupancy. Read more here. In order to reopen and expand operations, businesses must develop a written COVID-19 Control Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. Mandatory guidance for safety standard can be found here.
Reopening Standards for Recreational Boating Businesses can be found here.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
Michigan
Marine Retail Operations: Michigan is currently in Phase 4 of the Michigan Safe Start plan. Phase 4 allows for retail operations to be open with additional safety measures and guidelines in place (ie capacity limits). In person retail is operational but stores must create communication materials for customers to inform them of changes to store practices as well as establish a line to regulate entry. In regions 5 & 6, capacity limits for stores under 50,000 square feet (excluding employees) must limit to 25% of total occupancy limits established by the State Fire Marshal or a local fire marshal. More details can be found here. Current retail guidance can be found here. MIOSHA requirements can be found here
 
Contact: Jill Sims (jsims@nmma.org)
 
Minnesota
Marine Retail Operations: Retail operations are open as long as the business has developed and implemented a COVID-19 Business Preparedness plan that addresses state requirements and guests comply with state social distancing guidelines. Furthermore, previously marine sales (by appointment only) and marine repair were included under critical sectors, which can be read here. Current retail guidance can be found here.
 
Contact: Jill Sims (jsims@nmma.org)
 
Mississippi
Marine Retail Operations: On June 1, Mississippi entered the final stage of the Safe Return plan. All businesses and non-profits in Mississippi are allowed to open, following CDC and Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) guidance to limit transmission. Retail businesses should continue to implement reasonable measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including limiting the number of customers in their stores at one time to no greater than 50% of their store capacity and making hand sanitizer available to customers upon entry. Read more here
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
Missouri
Marine Retail Operations: Retail sales are open at full capacity without coronavirus-related restrictions.  Requirements for social distancing and cleanliness are here.
 
Contact: David Dickerson (ddickerson@nmma.org)
 
Montana
Marine Retail Operations: Montana is currently in phase 2 of their reopening strategy. The current retail guidance is as follows:
 
Health assessments must be conducted for all employees at the beginning of each shift. In establishments where customers wait in a line, non-household customers should remain physically distanced. Waiting areas where adequate physical distancing cannot be maintained must be closed. Customers should be encouraged to call for a reservation or an appointment, or establishments should use an online wait listing application. Physical distancing of 6 feet must be maintained between non-congregate customers, this may require:
·      A reduction in capacity;
·      A reduction of seating in service and waiting areas;
·      Management of waiting areas and waiting lines; or
·      Systems that reduce the amount of contact time between customers and staff.
For phase 2, all Non-congregate group size has increased from 10 people to 50 people.
 
Click here for more information.
 
Contact: Lee Gatts (lgatts@nmma.org)
 
Nebraska
Marine Retail Operations: Retail operations were not impacted during the pandemic, but encouraged to implement social distancing.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
Nevada
Marine Retail Operations: Retail operations are permitted as long as businesses follow hygiene standards set out by the state. These include mandatory face coverings in all public spaces, providing disposable gloves to employees, daily symptom assessment of employees, requiring frequent hand washing, and coordinating shifts to be socially distanced. Dealers must stagger or limit employee and guest arrivals, and test drives must be limited to the customer’s household. Please see MRAA’s suggestions for sea-trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional retail guidance can be found here.
 
Contact: David Dickerson (ddickerson@nmma.org)
 
New Hampshire
Marine Retail Operations: Retail operations may operate as long as businesses comply with the state’s universal guidance. This includes screening employees each day for COVID-19 symptoms, employees wearing cloth face coverings, strongly promoting frequent hand-washing, implementing workplace sanitation practices, encouraging social distancing, and allowing employees to work from home as much as possible. Additional retail guidance can be found here.
 
Contact: David Dickerson (ddickerson@nmma.org)
 
New Jersey
Marine Retail Operations: On May 20, boat dealerships were included on the list of essential businesses that may open however they must operate following strict provisions, found here.
New Jersey entered Phase 2 on June 15.  Non-essential retail businesses are allowed in-store operations at 50% capacity while following sanitizing and social distancing guidelines. Additional retail phase 2 guidelines are found here. Governor Murphy announced on June 29 that the current reopening restrictions will remain in place for the time being.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
New Mexico
Marine Retail Operations: Retailers are permitted to be open with limitations of 25% occupancy. Safe practices for employers can be found here. Read retail specific guidance here.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
New York
Marine Retail Operations:  New York is currently in Phase 2 of their reopening strategy. Retail businesses are subject to the follow guidelines during phase 2:
 
Physical Distancing
·       Ensure 6 ft. distance between individuals, unless the safety of the core activity requires a shorter distance.
·       Reduce interpersonal contact and congregation through methods such as limiting in-person presence to only personnel necessary for the current task(s), and/or adjusting retail hours to spread employee and customer traffic over a longer period of time.
·       The workforce and customer presence must be limited to no more than 50% of the maximum occupancy for a particular area set by the certificate of occupancy, inclusive of customers, who must maintain 6 ft. of space from others and, in all cases, wear an acceptable face covering.
·       Small spaces (e.g. elevators, small stock rooms, behind cash registers) must be occupied by only one individual at a time, unless all individuals are wearing face coverings. If occupied by more than one person, keep occupancy under 50% of maximum capacity.
·       Limit non-essential in-person gatherings (e.g. meetings) as much as possible.
·       Establish designated areas for pick-ups and deliveries, limiting contact to the extent possible.
·       Consider closing waiting rooms, and post signage and floor distance markers denoting 6 ft. outside of the shop where customers may wait.
·       Ensure fitting rooms are equipped with appropriate cleaning/hygiene supplies for employee and customer use, including hand sanitizer.
Protective Equipment
·       Ensure that each customer entering the retail store is wearing an acceptable face covering, provided that the customer is over the age of two and able to medically tolerate such covering.
·       Employers must provide employees with an acceptable face covering at no-cost to the employee and have an adequate supply of coverings in case of replacement.
·       Acceptable face coverings include but are not limited to cloth (e.g. homemade sewn, quick cut, bandana) and surgical masks, unless the nature of the work requires stricter PPE (e.g. N95 respirator, face shield).
·       Face coverings must be cleaned or replaced after use and may not be shared.
·       Employers must train employees on how to put on, take off, clean and discard PPE, including face coverings.
·       Employees must wear face coverings when they are within 6 ft. of customers or coworkers and any time they interact with customers (e.g. ringing up a purchase, in-home appliance repair).
·       Limit the sharing of objects (e.g. registers) and discourage touching of shared surfaces; or, when in contact with shared objects or frequently touched areas, wear gloves (trade-appropriate or medical); or, sanitize or wash hands before and after contact.
·       For businesses where travel and interaction with customers is frequent (e.g. home appliance repairs, in home cleaning services), employees must wear face coverings when within 6 ft. of a customer.
·       If vehicle travel is required and more than one employee is in the vehicle, all employees must wear face coverings.
Click here to view the complete list of guidelines for retail businesses to operate during phase 2.
 
Contact: David Dickerson (ddickerson@nmma.org)
 
North Carolina
Marine Retail Operations: North Carolina is currently in phase 2 of their reopening strategy. Retail Businesses are required to:
·      Limit occupancy of all operating establishments to no more than 50 percent of the stated fire capacity or 12 per 1,000 square feet if there is not a fire code number readily available.
·      Post the reduced “Emergency Maximum Occupancy” in a noticeable place. Sign templates are available in English and Spanish on NC DHHS COVID-19 response site.
·      Post signage reminding attendees and staff about social distancing (staying at least 6 feet away from others). Know Your Ws sign templates are available in English and Spanish on the NC DHHS COVID-19 response site.
·      Mark six (6) feet of spacing in lines at point of sale and in other high-traffic areas for customers, such as at deli counters and near high-demand products. It is recommended that Retail Businesses:
o   Clearly mark designated entry and exit points; if a building has only one entry/exit point, try to stagger entry and exit times if possible.
o   Clearly mark 6 feet of spacing in a designated area outside the establishment where people congregate due to limits on indoor capacity.
o   Allow staff to work remotely as much as possible.
o   Stagger shifts when remote working is not possible.
o   Develop and use systems that allow for online, email, or telephone transactions.
Click here for the complete list of interim guidance to NC retail businesses.
 
Contact: Lee Gatts (lgatts@nmma.org)
 
North Dakota
Marine Retail Operations: Retail operations were not impacted during the pandemic, but were encouraged to use extreme caution. ND Smart Restart Plan has suggested best practices for employers. Read more here.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
Ohio
Marine Retail Operations: In the initial Stay at Home order, boat repair and sales were included in critical sectors. As Governor Mike DeWine has implemented the Responsible Restart Ohio program, retail operations were opened on May 11. Social distancing of six feet is mandatory and masks are recommended. Responsible Restart Ohio outlines specific guidelines for retail, which can be found here.
 
Contact: Jill Sims (jsims@nmma.org)
 
Oklahoma
Marine Retail Operations: Oklahoma proceeded to Phase 3 of the Open Up and Recover Safely plan on June 1.  Phase 3 allows businesses to resume unrestricted staffing at their worksites by observing proper CDC-recommended social distancing protocols and are recommended to continue increased cleaning and disinfecting practices. Retail operations are advised to follow CDC industry guidance regarding use of masks and other personal protective equipment, found here. Industry specific guidelines can be found here.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
Oregon
Marine Retail Operations: On June 19, Clackamas, Lincoln, Multnomah, and Washington counties will be in Phase 1, all other counties will be in Phase 2 of the Reopening Oregon plan. In Phase 1 and 2 – retailers must limit the number of customers in the retail store and focus on maintaining at least six (6) feet of distance between people and employees in the store. Store management should determine maximum occupancy to maintain at least six (6) feet of physical distancing, considering areas of the store prone to crowding (like aisles) and limit admittance accordingly. Full phase one retail guidance can be found here.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
Pennsylvania
Marine Retail Operations:  In Pennsylvania, each county is categorized as either Red, Yellow, or Green phase. Most counties are labeled in the Green phase, which suggests that retail stores follow CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines. Several counites remain the Yellow phase, which suggests aggressive mitigation. There are currently zero counties in the Red phase.
 
Yellow Phase: No more than 50% of the total maximum occupancy for businesses.
Green Phase: No more than 75% of the total maximum occupancy for businesses.
 
Click here to view the complete list of guidelines for each phase and county.
 
Contact: David Dickerson (ddickerson@nmma.org)
 
Rhode Island
Marine Retail Operations: On June 1, Rhode Island moved into Phase 2 of “Reopen Rhode Island.” Phase 2 allows non-critical retail to reopen with capacity limits, including one customer per 150 square feet and other social distancing requirements.  Full phase 2 guidance can be found here. Marinas are included as critical businesses. Read more here. Guidance for marina operations can be foundhere.
 
Phase 3 is slated to being on July 7. Retail will be allowed to increase to two customers per 150 square feet.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
South Carolina
Marine Retail Operations: On June 11th, Governor McMaster eliminated all retail capacity restrictions in the state of South Carolina. Retailers that intend to open at full capacity are encouraged to follow the following guidance from the Department of Health and Environmental Control, click here.
 
Contact: Lee Gatts (lgatts@nmma.org)
 
South Dakota
Marine Retail Operations: Business operations, including retail, were never required to close during the pandemic. South Dakota’s “Back to Normal Business Plan” outlines encouraged practices for business operations. Read more here.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
Tennessee
Marine Retail Operations: Governor Lee lifted all capacity restrictions on retail businesses with the signing of executive order #30.
 
To protect consumers, the State recommends:
 
·      Limit the number of customers inside a store at a given time if appropriate spacing between persons cannot be maintained, as density of people within a confined area increases opportunity for virus transmission.
·      Strongly encourage (or at business discretion, require) customers to wear face coverings inside the store according to CDC guidance.
·      Consider dedicated shopping hours or appointment times for the elderly, medically vulnerable and health care workers.
·      Establish one-way aisles and traffic patterns for social distancing.
·      Increase curbside, pickup and delivery service options to minimize contact and maintain social distancing.
·      Assign dedicated staff to prompt customers regarding the importance of social distancing.
·      Add social distancing “reminder” signs, personal stickers, floor decals and audio announcements.
For the States’ complete list of retail business guidelines, click here.
 
Local Ordinance (City of Nashville): Nashville is currently in phase 3 of their reopening strategy which allows retail and other commercial business to open, with social distancing maintained at 75% capacity. Social distancing can be accomplished through physical barriers between people and groups. Cleaning of carts, explicit expectations for frequent hand hygiene and wearing of cloth masks by employees and patrons are required. Businesses must screen all employees daily with symptom checks. Employees with symptoms or a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater must leave the premises immediately. Businesses must post information about health precautions for patrons, employees, and staff (such as maintaining an appropriate social distance while lining up for checkout). Reduce the number of people using elevators. Provide hand sanitizer at all entrances. Advise employees with any symptoms of illness to be tested and to stay home until they receive medical clearance. Establish policies that make it possible for employees to isolate and quarantine. Read more here.
 
Local Ordinance (City of Memphis): Memphis is currently in phase 2 of their reopening strategy which requires retail stores to limit occupancy to 50% building capacity. Employees that interact with the public should wear cloth facial coverings; all other employees should wear cloth facial coverings. Read more here.
 
Contact: Lee Gatts (lgatts@nmma.org)
 
Texas
Marine Retail Operations: Retail businesses may operate at 50 percent of capacity. However, in rural counties with ten or fewer laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 may, on an individualized basis, increase occupancy limits for certain businesses to 75 percent if the county judge certifies and affirms to DSHS that certain requirements have been met. Health and safety protocols can be read here.
 
Contact: David Dickerson (ddickerson@nmma.org)
 
Utah
Marine Retail Operations:  Most counties are in the yellow (low risk phase) of the States’ reopening strategy. Retail businesses in those counties must adhere to the following guidelines:
·       Face coverings are worn for interactions that take place within a 6-foot distance
·       Maintain signage to remind and help individuals and at least 6 feet apart, including in store check-out lines.
·       Assign an employee to disinfect carts and baskets regularly.
·       Resume to normal patron capacity if physical distancing guidelines can be maintained.
·       Make hand sanitizer readily available to customers and employees (e.g. at checkout counters and entrances, etc.)
·       Set an established daily window of time for high-risk individuals to come in without pressure from crowds.
·       One-way aisles to support physical distancing.
·       Consider installing a clear plastic partition between cashier and customer where it is not possible to maintain 6 feet of distance.
·       Deliver products through curbside pick-up or delivery for high-risk population when possible.
To view a complete list of guidelines for businesses in all risk categories, click here.
 
Contact: David Dickerson (ddickerson@nmma.org)
 
Vermont
Marine Retail Operations:  All businesses must follow Vermont Department of Health and CDC guidelines:  
·       Employees shall not report to, or be allowed to remain at, work or job site if sick or symptomatic (fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell).
·       Employees must observe strict social distancing of 6 feet while on the job.  Businesses and non-profit or government entities shall ensure customers observe strict social distancing of 6 feet while on location, to the extent possible.
·       Limit the occupancy of designated common areas, such as break rooms and cafeterias, so that occupants maintain strict social distancing of no less than 6 feet per individual. The employer shall enforce the occupancy limit and require employees to wipe down their area after use or shall ensure cleaning of the common areas at regular intervals throughout the day.  
·       Employees must wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when in the presence of others. In the case of retail cashiers, a translucent shield or “sneeze guard” is acceptable in lieu of a mask. Businesses and non-profit and government entities may require customers or clients to wear masks. 
·       Non-essential retail operations are limited to 25% (twenty-five percent) of approved fire safety occupancy; or 1 customer per 200 square feet; or 10 total customers and staff combined, whichever is greater.  Operators must POST their temporary occupancy limit, and which method was used to determine it, prominently on all entrances. Posting templates are available at accd.vermont.gov. Read more here.
Click here to view the complete list of guidelines that retail businesses must follow to open their store.
 
Contact: David Dickerson (ddickerson@nmma.org)
 
Virginia
Marine Retail Operations: All counties in Virginia entered Phase two on June 12. Phase Two allows brick and mortar retail to reopen at 50% capacity while following social distancing.Phase Two guidelines for specific sectors can be found here. Virginia will enter Phase three on July 1. Phase three allows full retail capacity while following social distancing.
Phase three guidelines can be found here.
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
Washington
Marine Retail Operations: As of June 16, the following counties are in phase 3:  Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Grays Harbor, Island, Kittitas, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum and Whitman; the following are in phase 2: Adams, Clallam, Clark,  Cowlitz, Grant,  Jefferson, King, Kitsap,  Klickitat,  Okanogan, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane,  Walla Walla, and Whatcom. All other counties remain in phase 1. Retailers must follow the guidance found here.  Full guidance for phases 1 – 3 is available here.
 
Phase 1 allows: essential businesses open; auto/RV/boat/ORV sales; retail (curb-side pick-up orders only). Phase 2 allows: retail (in-store purchases allowed at 30% capacity). Phase 3 allows: no changes to the retail capacities.
 
Governor Inslee announced on June 27, the state has paused eight counties from moving into the Phase 4 of their reopening plan. All counties remain in their current phase.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)
 
West Virginia
Marine Retail Operations: West Virginia is currently in week 9 of its’ West Virginia Strong – Comeback Plan.
 
·      Create a social distancing plan to manage and reduce contact with consideration for the West Virginia DHHR limitation of 2 persons per 1000 square feet;
·      Reduce touch points to the maximum extent possible;
·      Increase cleaning frequency and the availability of hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes;
·      Establish an open line of communication with employees regarding safety.
In addition to these general provisions, West Virginia has outlined the following guidelines below for retail businesses.
 
Click here for small business guidance (10 or fewer employees.)
 
Click here for larger retail store guidance.
 
Click here for retail stores connected to mall and similar facilities.
 
Contact: Lee Gatts (lgatts@nmma.org)
 
Wisconsin
Marine Retail Operations: Business and retail operations are open but may be subject to local health orders, as the statewide order was overruled by the Supreme Court on May 13. The Supreme Court decision can be read here. Businesses should check with their county and local governments to see if there are any current orders impacting business operations. Outdoor recreation business guidelines can be found here and retail guidelines can be found here.
 
Contact: Jill Sims (jsims@nmma.org)
 
Wyoming
Marine Retail Operations:  Business and retail operation are allowed to be open. The Wyoming Department of Health has listed the following guidance:
 
To the greatest extent feasible, stores should limit crowding and encourage social distancing for personnel and patrons. While not possible in every situation, personnel and patrons should remain 6 feet apart. In addition:
·       Consider posting floor stickers to highlight appropriate distancing.
·       Consider posting signage encouraging distancing. The Food Industry Association developed signage for grocery stores. CDC also has signage and posters that can be used.
·       Offer or enhance alternative shopping methods, including online shopping, curbside pickup, and delivery options.
·       Provide shoppers and personnel with wipes or other disinfectants to use on carts, handles, touch pads, or other frequently touched areas. Provide alcohol-based sanitizer throughout the store.
·       Increase cleaning and sanitation as much as possible.
Click here to view the complete guidance for retail stores.
 
Contact: Libby Yranski (lyranski@nmma.org)